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Float (Hardcover)

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By Daniel Miyares, Daniel Miyares (Illustrator)
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On a rain-grey day, a young boy in a bright yellow slicker is off on a solo (wordless) adventure. In his hand he has a folded-paper boat, which he sails along the fence tops. The rain comes sluicing down and he becomes a puddle-jumper and now his boat can really sail on water. (A limited palette—white, grey, black, yellow—and reflection, shadow, and movement are key to the voyage.) But the boat sails down the rain grate and, when it reappears, it is a single sodden sheet. Defeated, the boy returns home and is comforted by his dad (or older brother) with a tender wraparound hug, a change of clothes, the sweet delight of hair blown dry, and a cup of cocoa. After the folding of a new mode of transportation, an origami plane, the boy is off again and this time, we see, there is only brilliant yellow sunlight.

— — Gā, Children's Book Buyer

Description


A boy’s small paper boat—and his large imagination—fill the pages of this wordless picture book, a modern-day classic from the creator of Pardon Me! that includes endpaper instructions for building a boat of your own.

A little boy takes a boat made of newspaper out for a rainy-day adventure. The boy and his boat dance in the downpour and play in the puddles, but when the boy sends his boat floating down a gutter stream, it quickly gets away from him.

So of course the little boy goes on the hunt for his beloved boat—and when the rain lets up, he finds himself on a new adventure altogether.

This seemingly simply story from Daniel Miyares is enriched with incredible depth and texture that transcend words.

About the Author


Daniel Miyares has illustrated books such as Bambino and Mr. Twain and Waking Up is Hard to Do. Pardon Me! was his first adventure as an author/illustrator, followed by Float. He earned a BFA in illustration from Ringling College of Art and Design in 2002 and has since worked for Hallmark Cards Inc. Daniel currently lives near Kansas City with his lovely wife and their two small children.

Daniel Miyares has illustrated books such as Bambino and Mr. Twain and Waking Up is Hard to Do. Pardon Me! was his first adventure as an author/illustrator, followed by Float. He earned a BFA in illustration from Ringling College of Art and Design in 2002 and has since worked for Hallmark Cards Inc. Daniel currently lives near Kansas City with his lovely wife and their two small children.

Praise For…


"Lovely and life-affirming."
— Kirkus Reviews

"A visual pleasure."
— School Library Journal (STARRED REVIEW)

"Absolutely stunning."
— Ingram’s News & Reviews for the Youth Librarian

"A visual tale of a small moment made spectacular in the eyes of a child."
— Horn Book (STARRED REVIEW)

"Skilled draftsmanship and smart pacing distinguish Miyares’s visual storytelling...It’s a moment of childhood captured in multiple dimensions."
— Publishers Weekly

“This will likely become a repeat favorite, particularly for little ones still learning to read on their own.”
— Booklist

“A stunning wordless tale . . . Float is a standout.”
 



 
— USA Today

[A] perfect wordless book . . . perfectly paced to the end when the weather clears and a neat plot twist soars.”
— The Boston Globe

“Ingenuity, exhilaration, loss, consolation and return to happiness—Daniel Miyares packs all the turbulence of childhood play into ‘Float.’”
— ­The Wall Street Journal

“[E]very square inch of this book is a treat.”
— Huffington Post


Product Details
ISBN: 9781481415248
ISBN-10: 1481415247
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: June 9th, 2015
Pages: 48
Language: English
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Created At: 10/12/2014 02:06pm
Last Updated At: 9/19/2020 01:39pm